Latest NY Region News from the NY Times
- New York’s Elite Girls’ Schools Are Starting to Admit Transgender Students
The Brearley School in Manhattan announced that all applicants who consider themselves female were welcome to apply, following a similar decision by the Spence School.
- New York City Will End Marijuana Arrests for Most People
The mayor said that those caught smoking marijuana in public will be given tickets unless they have certain kinds of criminal histories.
- Discovering the Art of Craft
Behind every great restaurant is a finely tuned team — and hours and hours and hours of work. A New York Times photographer shadowed the staff at the chef Tom Colicchio’s Manhattan flagship.
- From Hollywood to Public Office: Cynthia Nixon Tests a Role Played by Men
Every celebrity who has faced voters has been questioned about qualifications. But will Cynthia Nixon face harsher scrutiny because she’s a woman?
- Bronx Museum of the Arts Hires New Director
Deborah Cullen, of the Wallach Gallery at Columbia University, will lead the Bronx Museum following the death of Holly Block last fall.
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- Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death in Normandy
For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred.
- Five first ladies speak out on family separations at border
All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
- What separation from parents does to children: 'The effect is catastrophic'
This is what happens inside children when they are forcibly separated from their parents.
- Migrant kids are 'child actors', claims Ann Coulter, telling Donald Trump not to be fooled
In the flourishing world of baseless conspiracy theories, this one, part hoax, part smear, has been having its moment.
- Audio of crying children at US border adds to outrage
An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a US immigration facility took centre stage in the growing uproar over …
- Review: ‘Behind the City’ Immerses You in New York and Yourself
Third Rail Projects’ latest theater piece is an ingenious combination of walking tour and voyage into the past.
- Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Developing a Broadway-Bound Bio-Musical
The book is to be written by Lynn Nottage, a playwright who has won two Pulitzers, and the show is to be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.
- Review: A Cool-Tempered ‘Othello’ for Warm Central Park Nights
Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s elegantly staged interpretation of this tale is good-looking and well-spoken, though lacking in fatal passion.
- Review: Waiting for Po-Po in a Searing ‘Pass Over’
A new play by Antoinette Nwandu puts the epidemic of violence against young black men in a theatrical and historical context.
- Falling for the Lure of the Stage. The Backstage.
Natalie Soto and her brother, Christian, joined a training program at Roundabout Theater Company that aims to diversify the ranks of theater workers.